So last week, I uploaded 2 cover photos to my Facebook page so I could see which one looked better. After deciding which cover photo I wanted to use, I couldn’t figure out how to delete the one I didn’t want to use. I understand cover photos are suppose to be public, but I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to delete cover photos that aren’t active. I searched around a bit and no one had a really good answer that showed me how to delete a cover photo.
So I decided to see if I can get around this by seeing how photos are normally deleted. To delete a photo these days, it appears you have to click on Edit Album > Edit Photos and underneath each photo is a Delete checkbox.
On my Cover Photos album, I was missing the Edit Albums link.
Turns out if you can get to your Edit Photos page for your Cover Photos, you CAN delete your cover photos!
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Find a working Edit Photos link by going into any photo album (other than your Cover Photos), click on Edit Album and right click Edit Photos and copy the link. It should look something like:
2. Next go to your Cover Photos album and take note of the URL. It should look something like:
3. What you need to do now is modify the Edit Photos link you got from step 1 and with data you got in step 2. Notice the string of numbers in the middle of the URL from step 2. Break them apart at each dot so they look something like:
Take the 2nd # (815154 in my case) and replace the # after aid= in the link from step 1.
The resulting URL you would get should look like:
4. Enter that URL into your browser and you should now be able to delete photos from your Cover Photos album.
To delete a profile picture, you would do the same thing, but instead of using the URL from your Cover Photos album, you would use the URL from your Profile Pictures album.